Library Journal’s review of LODGING IN BRITAIN’S MONASTERIES

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Barish, Eileen. The Guide to Lodging in Britain’s Monasteries. Anacapa. . c.408p. photogs. ISBN 978-1-884465-28-4. pap. $22.95.

As alternatives to the usual hotels and B&Bs, monasteries and convents may be equally comfortable and convenient. The author of this guide to such accommodations has invested a prodigious amount of research to insure that her readers find numerous possibilities for economical, educational, and possibly uplifting travel. Barish is the most experienced writer in this specialized genre, with previously published books devoted to Italy, Spain, and France. The book’s format provides a wealth of information about the history of each monastery or convent, in addition to details of the surrounding area for sightseers. There are practical details as to costs, amenities, contacts, and location directions. Barish’s book is packed with photos and has a section devoted to spiritual-only accommodation. Readers will be pleased to note affordable accommodations in major cities as well as facilities scattered throughout the countryside. Barish includes sites in London, York, Norwich, Ryde, Salisbury, Birmingham, and on the Isle of Wight, with hundreds of others further afield (including in Scotland and Wales). Advance planning to make the most of this unique type of accommodation—and to find space available at a desired time—is recommended for the savvy traveler. Verdict; this book is highly recommended both for those new to these possibilities and for experienced travelers.
—Janet Ross, formerly with Sparks Branch Lib., NV

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. im visiting England first week Sept for 3 weeks
    i would like to repeaat a wonderful experience i had last year in a monastery in Italy
    i would like some where in The home Counties or else Derbyshire
    in the Dales area
    i will be grateful for anything you suggest

  2. i sent a message already

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